Enlightened?—meaning that they “get it” about food
My #1 goal for the next six months is to launch my first “workplace health promotion” consulting project with a business client. I have decided to begin my search for that first client by identifying executives in the United States who “get it” in terms of the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent, slow, stop or reverse most of the diseases that cost employers billions of dollars.
For most businesses in the United States, disease and the cost of health care is a huge problem. Not only does disease cost a lot of money, it also takes its toll on employee productivity, creativity, absenteeism and morale. I am now prepared to leverage my multi-faceted business background to assist clients in going after that huge waste of money and human potential.
Leadership is key. I have concluded that the success of this type of project hinges on the understanding and support of the top executive in the organization—the CEO, the President or the General Manager. So I am committed to finding those special business leaders out there who are ready to do something great for their employees, the families of those employees and the bottom line of their business—by teaching everyone in the organization how to take charge of their health.
In short, I am looking for business leaders who may have read and appreciate the works of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Neal Barnard and others.
Do you know any such business leaders? Please give me a call at 917-399-9700. Or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A little background. For most of my business career since 1972, I have been involved in raising productivity, reducing costs and increasing profits in a host of organizations. As a president, general manager or as a management consultant, I have employed the same “process-improvement” skills to identify waste and increase profitability.
I now wish to leverage that business background with my more recent knowledge of the whole, plant-based diet-style to help businesses reduce costs and improve productivity. The beauty of this opportunity is the simplicity. In a nutshell, we want to help employees learn the “why” and the “how” for greatly increasing the amount of whole, plant-based foods in their diets. And we want to give them an incentive to move in that direction.
Project details. My role in these projects will be to help educate, facilitate, organize, train, administer, report, celebrate and assist the top executive in every possible way to help all of the employees decide to take charge of their own health.
Realistically, we know that many of the employees will not take advantage of this opportunity, but a great many of them will—enough of them to make a sizable dent in the overall cost of health care for the enterprise. Further, their energy, enthusiasm and morale boost will be felt throughout the entire organization.
As for my background and qualifications for conducting projects of this nature, I have provided links to three pages of information:
- My speaker profile (detailing my food & health expertise)
- Introduction to 4Leaf consulting (on my 4Leaf website)
- Detailed background. My experience and qualifications for this kind of consulting
Executive Search. For the past fifteen years, my primary source of income has been my executive search business, The Ansley Consulting Group. I am now drawing upon that experience to launch the most important search assignment of my career—and I need your help. Again, my phone number is 917-399-9700.
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4Leaf page or some great recipes at Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen. Got a question? Let me hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.
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Blogging daily at hpjmh.com…from the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.
—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation
hi sir we are moms-organics.com and looking for apartner.we make only really healthy food,would you be interested.i know you would be a super partner.
Jim, I’m on the Board of Directors of two companies that own nursing homes. During our quarterly meeting yesterday, the CEO of our consulting/management company reported that the health insurance premium for one of our facilities in particular has skyrocketed. Brokers haven’t been able to find any more reasonably priced insurance because of the claims history. I will forward a link for this blog post to the CEO today. I have visited a number of these facilities over the past few years and observed many very overweight and unhealthy looking people, so I hope she will be open-minded about this.
Thank you very much Linda. Please let me know his/her reaction to this blog. Also, if you get no response after a month or more, maybe we could talk it over and devise a plan for getting his/her attention. Best, Jim
This does not really match what you are looking for but it is still interesting. A local Hospital in the West Bloomfield suburb of Detroit has hired a former hospitality executive to think outside the box regarding patient care. In line with this mission he has added something that probably does not make the construction priority list for a hospital. He added a greenhouse! Yes a greenhouse. So now the cafe’ and in room service will include organic vegetables! See link for more info: http://www.henryfordwestbloomfield.com/body_wbloomfield.cfm?id=56803
That is certainly enlightened thinking for a place that would usually serve jello!
Bill, Thanks for the input. I will look into that group out there in Detroit and make a few phone calls. You never know where this might lead. Appreciate your help. Be well, Jim